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The meeting between British and Portuguese police over the Madeleine McCann case is routine and there are no plans for any imminent arrests.
Met Police want to speak to a number of men about a large number phone calls they made in the area on the night the child vanished.
British police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann have sent a third letter of request to Portuguese authorities.
Scotland Yard stressed that the document, sent on Friday, was a routine part of their inquiry but would not reveal what the letter said.
The letters of request are the official channel through which British investigators can ask their Portuguese counterparts to carry out pieces of work on their behalf.
Deputy Assistant Commissioner Martin Hewitt said that so far no requests to carry out interviews or arrests had been made.
Metropolitan Police officers have today visited the Portuguese city of Faro to discuss the Madeleine McCann case with police there, ITV News understands.
The CPS has sent an International Letter of Request to Portuguese police seeking permission to make the first arrests in the hunt of Madeleine McCann, the Mirror reports.
A spokesman for Kate and Gerry McCann said the letter was "significant" but they were not building their hopes up. The spokesman told the Mirror:
The letter is a significant development. It is necessary for British police to request the Portuguese authorities allow them to operate on their turf.
It means they have the intention of arresting and interviewing X, Y or Z. We don’t know who they have their sights on but it’s likely it is the burglars.
Whether the Portuguese will co-operate remains to be seen. It is a very sensitive issue with differences they have had.
Police want to be given a chance to arrest key suspects. It doesn’t prove they have Madeleine but it will rule them in or out of the investigation and that is important.
Kate and Gerry don’t want to build up their hopes too high but they realise it could be a significant new lead.
The Metropolitan Police have confirmed that a formal request for help in the Madeleine McCann case has been sent to Portuguese authorities.
In a statement made tonight, a police spokesperson said:
We can confirm that a second International Letter of Request (ILOR) has been sent to the Portuguese authorities by the Crown Prosecution Services this week (week commencing 6 January) in connection with Operation Grange.
British detectives have formally requested help from Portuguese authorities as part of their investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.
It is believed investigators from Scotland Yard want police in Portugal to question three burglars operating in the resort where the McCanns were staying at the time of her disappearance in 2007.
Thousands of fans have applauded the coffin of Portuguese football legend Eusebio as it lay on the centre spot at Benfica's Estadio da Luz in Lisbon.
The footballing world has taken to Twitter to remember Portugal football great Eusebio who died in the early hours of this morning, aged 71.
One of the greatest football players ever has passed away. My friend Eusebio died last night. My thoughts are with his family.
Sad news that Eusebio has passed away, he was a true legend, a fantastic ambassador to football, a gentleman to the core. R.I.P. Sir
Sad to hear that Eusébio has passed away. 733 goals in 745 appearances will always mark him down as a true legend of the game. R.I.P.